Ellen DeGeneres Uses Finding Dory to Make Point About Immigration Ban

During the opening of her show Tuesday, Ellen DeGeneres brought up the highly-criticized executive order that banned travel into the U.S. for immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority nations. The talk show host used Disney-Pixar's "Finding Dory," for which she voiced the title character and which was the first film screened at the White House for President Trump, to illustrate her point.

"Like I said, I don’t get political, so I’m not gonna talk about the travel ban,” she said. “I’m just gonna talk about the very nonpolitical, family-friendly, People’s Choice Award-winning 'Finding Dory.'”

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DeGeneres broke down the plot of the movie with the hope that it might teach a valuable lesson about helping those in need.

“Dory lives in Australia, and these are her parents, and they live in America,” she said. “And I don’t know what religion they are, but her dad [played by Eugene Levy] sounds a little Jewish. It doesn’t matter. Dory arrives in America with her friends Marlin and Nemo. She ends up at the Marine Life Institute behind a large wall. They all have to get over the wall, and you won’t believe it, but that wall has almost no effect in keeping them out.”

She went on to explain that once Dory gets into America, she gets separated from her family, but the other animals work together to reunite Dory with them.

"They help her, even though they’re completely different colors. Because that’s what you do when you see someone in need — you help them."

(Via Entertainment Weekly)

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